English bulldogs are popular not just as household pets. Many of them are known as television and movie personalities too...
English Bulldogs are famous in their own right. In addition to being one of the most popular household pets, they have also been widely featured in movies and television shows. Here is a collection of English Bulldogs known throughout the world.
Butch the Bulldog. Butch is a Bulldog with a ferocious snarl, big, sharp teeth and sharp studded collar that was first introduced in the Pluto cartoon Bone Trouble in which Pluto tried to steal Butch's bone. Butch has been antagonizing Pluto ever since then and sometimes vie for the affections of Dinah the Dachshund. Other Disney characters like Minnie Mouse, Morty and Ferdie Fieldmouse, Hunky, Fifi the Peke and Figaro the Kitten are familiar with Butch.
Francis the Bulldog. Francis is a character in the Disney's animated feature film Oliver and Company. Francis is a bulldog with a British accent in Fagin's gang. Fagin is a poor man who lives on a house-boat with his dogs including Francis who appreciates art and theater. Francis doesn't want to be called Frank or Frankie.
Hector. Hector, a muscle-bound bulldog is an animated character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series. Hector has gray fur, walks pigeon-toed and wears a black collar with silver studs. His usual role in several Tweety and Sylvester series is to protect Tweety from Sylvester, usually at granny's request.
Spike. Also from Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, Spike is a burly, gray bulldog who wears a red sweater, a brown bowler hat and a perpetual scowl. Spike usually appears with Chester, a small and jumpy terrier with yellow fur and brown, perky ears. Spike and Chester starred in only two films, Tree for Two in 1952 and Dr. Jerkyl's Hyde in 1954.
Marc Antony. Marc Antony is a burly dog that usually appears with Pussyfoot. These two are also animated characters in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. This brown bulldog with tan belly and black ears is utterly devoted to Pussyfoot. Both were first introduced in the 1952 film Feed the Kitty by Chuck Jones and later in Kiss Me Cat (1953), Feline Frame-Up (1954) and Claude Cat later in 1954.
Spike (Tom and Jerry). Spike, also referred to as Butch or Killer is an animated character from the Tom and Jerry series by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Spike made his first appearance in the 1942 Tom and Jerry series Dog Trouble. He disapproves cat but a softie when it comes to mice thus Jerry would often use this characteristic to get Tom in trouble with Spike.
So you see? English Bulldogs are indeed popular, not just as household pets but also as television and movie personalities.